It could be
Or it could be private, solemn and low-key — everything Rivers was not.
We don't know yet, 24 hours after Rivers died at a New York hospital where she was rushed after she went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 28 during a routine procedure on her vocal chords in an endoscopy clinic. She was 81.
Her funeral will be Sunday at
Other than that, he wasn't saying what the funeral plans entailed, and neither was Rivers' daughter,
While some pundits predicted it would be closed to the public, others delighted in digging up Rivers' own joking funeral plans, from her 2012 book,I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me,in which she declared she wanted it to be "a huge show biz affair with lights, cameras, action...I want it to be Hollywood all the way."
In other developments:
Flowers, cards and other tributes to Rivers continued to pile up at the sidewalk memorial at the doorstep of her apartment building in New York, and also around her star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
The list of boldfaced names paying tribute in statements and tweets grew almost as numerous as the thousands of index cards of jokes she carefully filed in cabinets in her home. And it wasn't just
Prince Charles, a pal of Rivers since 2003 (she was one of just four Americans invited to his 2005 wedding to
Meanwhile, an investigation of the clinic where Rivers was taken ill, the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, has been launched by state health officials, who aren't commenting on what they're looking at. Meanwhile,TMZand other media reported the clinic had stepped up security and sent employees home early after being bombarded with death threats.
The New York Daily Newsreported an initial autopsy was inconclusive. The paper quoted medical examiner spokeswoman Julie Bolcer as saying that the autopsy did not establish a clear cause of death, and that more tests, such as toxicology, still have to be completed.